Deluxe Gifts for Me! Me! Me!
Screw gift-giving to others. This season should be all about you! Treat yourself to something extraordinary that, naturally, you’d never consider budgeting for to give to anyone else. Don’t dwell on the stigma of selfishness–you deserve a reward! Sixty-hour work weeks with dreadful colleagues that collide headfirst into a binge of holiday family time; menacing Read More
off the record
Every editor in New York knows the refrain: “three’s a trend.” But how many trend pieces does it take to christen a new genre? We couldn’t help but notice that a “small but growing” group of stories in The New York Times’s Thursday Styles section reveal a curious editorial fascination with the intersection of fashion Read More
Fashion Week! It’s here, so time to get rid of your summertime clothes and put together something more presentable. You could get your picture taken at any time. It’s true! If you’re on the street, you’re fair game for the cameras.
Or as Anna Wintour put it in Bill Cunningham New York, “We all Read More
It’s not typical of Fashion Week to have a magazine upstage the wonders on the runways, but that may be the case this year. Dasha Zhukova’s explosive new art glossy Garage comes on the heels of her stewardship of Pop magazine, and when it drops in a few weeks you will hear chatter of it outside Lincoln Center. There might even be a launch party.
The Observer stood in the middle of a first-floor studio tucked into what may be the last ratty stretch of Avenue B, eyes closed and arms held aloft, and ducked into a leather chrysalis.
We were being fitted for a “man-corset,” an anachronistic emblem of female oppression that once gripped only courtly ladies but now in New York can outfit any gender.
Our shit was about to get tight.
Kate Betts has experienced her share of ups and downs during her years in the fashion world–and honey, we don’t mean hemlines.
After beginning her career as a hard-charging reporter in WWD‘s Paris bureau and rising to the rank of bureau chief, she was hired by Anna Wintour at Vogue, where she served as fashion Read More
At the three shows she attended during last September’s New York Fashion Week, a then-21-year-old New Yorker named Leandra Medine was, for the most part, an innocent bystander. A year and 10,000 Twitter followers later, Medine–now better known as the Man Repeller, after her blog by the same name–will be shoulder pads-deep in the Read More
While in Paris for the recent couture week, I found a pink iPhone under my seat at the Chanel show. No one called to claim it, so I’m sharing the file below, with hopes that the owner will read it and be in touch.
Hi from Couture in Paris. I’m Mitzi and I’m 10, and Read More
The Internet was awash with reactions to the looks that graced the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globes, and it’s become increasingly difficult to siphon out the quality round-ups from the misguided and the knee-jerk ones. But André Leon Talley is a man we can trust. The Anna Wintour confidant and Vogue contributing editor Read More
Like King Midas, Karl Lagerfeld can bestow a princely glow to whatever surrounding he graces with his presence. He’s Karl Lagerfeld, ruler of Chanel, reigning titan of fashion.
Naturally, the man has a stunning library. The Cut
Paging Blake Lively, the new face of Chanel: you better get reading.
nfreeman at observer.com Read More